Under our vision "to create the 21st century's leading company," we have worked to expand the business in the fast-changing internet industry by honing our ability to “adapt to change” and drawing on our advantages in talent, technology, and creation.
ABEMA marked its 6th anniversary since its launch and has defined itself as the "new TV of the future" that brings the best of TV to the internet. We endeavored to improve its usability and expand the range of compatible devices. As a result, the total number of downloads exceeded 83 million in October 2022.
ABEMA has also experienced live broadcasts of diverse genres and cultivated technical capabilities that ensure stable delivery even when the number of simultaneous connections increases rapidly. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which kicked off in November 2022, was the first time in Japan's history that ABEMA provided free live coverage of all 64 matches, and along with the excitement of the tournament, the number of viewers reached a record high in its history. I feel that this was an opportunity to have a broader audience experience the quality and convenience of ABEMA.
As part of our succession plan, we launched the "President Training Program" in FY2022, bringing together a diverse group of people from across the company in a training program to groom future presidents. With the aim of developing a company that will thrive regardless of who is president, I have decided to spend the next ten years training the next president and transforming the company that can be passed on to the next generation.
Even in today's rapidly changing environment, we will continue to create social value through our businesses by leveraging our advantages, and we will remain committed to our purpose "To break through stagnation with new power and the internet."
Thank you for your continued support of CyberAgent.
Representative Director, CEO